So much democracy

by Oli Lane

CUSU election pagebanner 2015

We weren’t content with the 12 JCR Committee positions currently up for grabs, so we’ve arranged for CUSU to open nominations for their 2015 roles too! Just for you. Honest.

It’s a great opportunity to get involved, so have a look if any of the roles look right for you. Voting opens on March 2nd.

More info here.


by Oli Lane

It’s time to elect some of you lot onto the JCR committee :)

The elected positions available are:


Also up for grabs is the position of JUNE EVENT PRESIDENT, which is not on the JCR Committee but is elected in the same way and at the same time as the other positions.

The co-opted positions available are:


Nominations will be open for all positions from Monday 16th until Friday 20th, hustings will be on Sunday 22nd and elections will be on Monday 23rd! Interviews for co-opted positions will be the week of the 23rd and individually scheduled.

Solene has sent out two emails describing all the roles, please have a look and see if any of the roles suit you. If you’re even considering running for a role please get in touch with the current holder of the position for more information. You can find out who that is on the Committees tab up the top of this page.

New committee members

by Oli Lane

Wychfield model

Congratulations to our new (and recycled) committee members, James Troup, Kate Jones and Martin Dunne, who’ll be joining as the new President and Ents Presidents respectively! Charlie O’Neill was elected as the new treasurer, and will start his new post in 6 weeks after a changeover period.

A fond farewell and many thanks to Ellen, Hux and Lizzie for a great year — it’s been real.

Voting re-opens tomorrow

by Oli Lane

CUSU have fixed the issues which caused Monday’s election to be postponed, and the vote will restart tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9am. This link will take you to the secure voting page, and you can visit before the vote opens to check you’re on the electoral roll and eligible to vote.

Unfortunately votes from Monday will not be counted, so if you’ve voted already, please VOTE AGAIN tomorrow. Vote counts will be released at 6pm, and subsequently verified by the Vice President before the official result is announced.

Thanks for bearing with us :)

Calling Campaign 2015: Know your Phonecraft

by Oli Lane

Calling all students! This is your chance to do something worthwhile, improve your CV, earn money and have fun chatting to former students of Trinity Hall.

In March/April 2015, Trinity Hall will hold its eleventh telephone campaign.  The purpose of this campaign is twofold: to enhance communication and further develop relationships between the College and its alumni and to raise money for the Trinity Hall Fund.  Members enjoy hearing what’s happening in College – particularly from a current student’s perspective – and this is an important opportunity for you to help build closer links between Trinity Hall and our alumni.

All alumni whom we intend to call will receive a letter from the Master in advance, letting them know that a current student will be calling to update them on Trinity Hall’s news and forthcoming events, to ask for feedback and to seek support for Trinity Hall. Everyone will be given the opportunity to opt-out if they do not wish to receive a phone call.

To find out more and apply, please go here.

Term arrangements

by Oli Lane

You should, by now, have received an email from the bursar containing details of end of term arrangements. Here’s the temporal highlights, for quick reference.

Please note this isn’t a replacement for reading the actual document. Terms and conditions apply. Not valid with any other offers. 

Important dates

  • Full Term ends: Friday 5 December
  • Vehicular Access Permit Day (Term Day): Saturday 6 December (for leaving Central Site)
  • Entitlement to residence ends: 10.00am Friday 12 December
  • Entitlement to residence begins: 2.00pm Thursday 8 January
  • Vehicular Access Permit Day (Term Day): Saturday 10 January (for returning to Central Site)
  • Full Term begins: Tuesday 13 January


  • Last Meal Michaelmas: Lunch in Hall 12.30–1.15pm, Fri 12th December
  • First Meal Lent: Cafeteria in Hall, 6 – 6.30pm, Friday, 9th January

Finally, congratulations to our newly elected Freps, and a fond farewell to the old guard! They’ve got big boots to fill, but we’re sure they’re up to the job.

Michaelmas Open Meeting

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JCR Committee 2014 logo

This term’s open meeting will be held in the Terrace Room at 6.45pm on Sunday 16th November.

If you have an issue to raise or something you want the JCR to discuss, submit a motion to Solene (sajf2 or pigeon hole SAJ Fercocq) by 6.45pm Saturday 15th November. If you have a burning issue let her or Ellen (eej24) know in good time and they can help you form this into a motion and get it added to the agenda.

The open meeting will be followed by Frep Hustings.

Film Society showing

by Oli Lane

Film strip stock image

Here’s a quick message from James, the president of the film society:

Thanks to everyone who signed up to Film Society at the freshers’ fair, and apologies for the late start to proceedings this year, but we now have our first film showing organised!

We will be showing ‘Life of Pi’ in the Leslie Stephen Room in college this Friday (tomorrow). This film is viewed in some quarters as being something of a modern classic, the tale of “a young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.”

It’s sure to be a great watch, we’ll start the film at 7:45pm, though feel free to come down any time from 7:30 onwards. I’ll try to bring some popcorn/snacks but you’re very welcome to bring your own!

Also please do tell your friends if you plan on coming, all are welcome!

University Challenge tryouts

by Oli Lane

Jeremy Paxman

Get your thinking caps on, it’s University Challenge time again.

If you’re interested in potentially joining the team, tryouts will be 1-4pm on Saturday, in P seminar room. It’ll take about 20 minutes of your time in the form of (obviously) a quiz — all abilities welcome.

Come along — it’d be great to have a Trinity Hall team to cheer on this year!

If you’d like to be involved but can’t make the tryouts, shoot an email to Charlie O’Neill (co329).

Ents Events and Hall of Fame

by Oli Lane

Exciting news — the VIVA Hall of Fame is back for the new year, showcasing a small sample of the veritable smörgåsbord (I just worked out how to do accents on my new laptop) of fantastic costumes that were on display at the weekend.

The Ents timetable has also been posted on the Ents page. There are a couple blanks there that should be updated over the next few weeks. If they’re not, it’s probably my fault.